Worthing school ‘particularly proud’ after Reindeer Run success

A Worthing school has passed the £30,000 mark in its Reindeer Run fundraising for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.

Orchards Junior School pupils enjoy dressing up for the annual event, donning Christmas clothes, red noses and antlers.

This year, they raised £7,158.68 for the children’s hospice, which was a remarkable achievement.

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Fiona McCarthy, deputy head, said: “This is an annual event for us, which is always generously supported, but this year we are particularly proud as we have raised more than £7,000.

Children from Orchards Junior School completed their Reindeer Run dressed in Christmas clothes and red antlers

“This means that to date we have raised more than £30,000 for this cause.”

Caroline Roberts-Quigley, community fundraiser for the children’s hospice, was presented with the cheque at school today.

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Children from Orchards Junior School completed their Reindeer Run dressed in Christmas clothes and red antlers

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Caroline Roberts-Quigley, community fundraiser for the children's hospice, with the cheque